Tyrosine vs Dihydroxyphenylalanine - What's the difference?

tyrosine | dihydroxyphenylalanine |


As nouns the difference between tyrosine and dihydroxyphenylalanine

is that tyrosine is (amino acid) a nonessential amino acid c9h11no3 found in most animal proteins, especially casein while dihydroxyphenylalanine is (biochemistry) either of two enantiomers of a derivative of the amino acid tyrosine.

tyrosine

Noun

  • (amino acid) A nonessential amino acid C9H11NO3 found in most animal proteins, especially casein.
  • Synonyms

    * Tyr

    dihydroxyphenylalanine

    Noun

  • (en noun) (Abbreviated as : dopa or DOPA)
  • (biochemistry) Either of two enantiomers of a derivative of the amino acid tyrosine
  • See also

    * dopamine